Burnt Orange Report at Occupy Austin

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Occupy Austin has been set up at Austin City Hall for eight days now, protesting the corporatism that drives our politics.

The protestors make up all of the 99%, making the scene at Austin City Hall very diverse. Professionals, college students, and retirees are just some of the groups that have come together to stand against the stranglehold that money has over our political process.

Protesters have set up a library, held general assembly meetings and maintained an amazing website. Today, protestors will attend a massive march on the banks.  

On the first day of protests last Thursday, I went with UT filmmaker Mystie Pineda and asked people about the Occupy Wall Street movement. Here's the video:


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Ben Sherman

Ben Sherman has been a BOR staff writer since 2011. A graduate of the University of Texas, Ben has worked on campaigns, in political consulting, and has written for other news outlets like Think Progress. Ben considers campaign finance reform the fundamental challenge of our time because it distorts almost every other issue in American politics.

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